Press release from Mars Hill University:
Mars Hill University’s Theatre Arts Department is honored to premier Disney’s Freaky Friday A New Musical both in North Carolina and as the first collegiate production. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, February 21st-23rd, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, February 24th. Also included in the performance schedule is a school matinee February 21st at 12:00 p.m.
The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. It is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students with student identification, free for Mars Hill University Students and Staff. For more information, contact the box office at (828) 689-1389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next production from the Mars Hill University Theatre Arts Department will be Jack Tale, The Appalachian Folk Tales including workshops with the famous self taught Appalachian Folk Artist Charley Frye and tours to Western North Carolina schools.